Gender Discrimination

Discriminating against an employee because of their gender is illegal in the United States. A person's gender is also referred to as their "sex," as in whether the person is a man or a woman. Gender discrimination can take many forms, including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, pay discrimination, and discriminatory job placements. A company may be liable for sex discrimination committed by the owner of the company, supervisor, employees, or third parties (for example a customer in a store).